I experienced an unexpected revelation while listening to this song: The chairs in my home are completely worthless.
I first listened to “Loose Canon” after a full day of running errands; I was overly tired, stressed out, and defeated. As a task-oriented workaholic, I often forget to relax and recharge. But shortly after the song started, I noticed myself slowing down. I took a deep breath in and exhaled; I just felt… calm.
The only task on my mind then was to find a cliché listening spot where I could sit back and enjoy the music. You know what I’m talking about: one of those cushy leather recliners with a matching ottoman – or something of the like. I just wanted to lean back, prop up my bare feet, and genuinely experience the song. That’s when I had the revelation: I realized I couldn’t find solace anywhere in my home. My chairs aren’t capable of providing the comfort I so anxiously wanted in that moment, so I bolted to the next best spot I could think of: the car.
Seeing as this song is from the upcoming release On Curvy Roads & Shitty Tires EP, it seemed fitting to enjoy it in my car. I drove around town letting Garrett Padgett’s lead guitar melodies and long, ringing chords get stuck in my head. My hands tapped on the steering wheel and my left foot tapped right along. The bass and drums are subtle but strong; Nathan Adamson and Nash Griggs cradle you in a groove so serene you can effortlessly digest Johnny Beauford’s poetic lyrics. Lyrics like, “I’m a factory of melodies on an island of song…” or, “When a sea full of cyanide meets an ocean of doubt…” are poignant examples of Beauford’s lyrical capacities.
But what impressed me the most about this song is the way in which it was recorded. This song, like every song on the EP, was recorded at a live show. There were no second takes or excessive “studio magic” – just a candid collection of songs captured during an impassioned live performance.
Pre-order On Curvy Roads & Shitty Tires directly from St. Cait Records, and go watch one of their many upcoming live shows. Jack Kerowax is about to embark on a national tour, which kicks off with two local shows: The first is Sat, February 6th in Denton, TX at The Harvest House and the second will be Sat, March 12th at Adair’s Saloon in Deep Ellum. Be sure to catch them live!